If you are ill whilst on holiday or working away from home you can receive treatment from the local GP practice for up to 14 days as a Temporary Resident. If you are not registered with a Doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a Temporary Patient although they do have an obligation to offer 'urgent' treatment. You cannot register as a Temporary Patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
It is possible in some circumstances to be registered as a Temporary Patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.